One People

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“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” -Galatians 3:28 Oh man… This verse is so obvious, so relevant… so painful.  I wonder if our world has ever been more fractured, splintered, separated… and yet still SO CLOSE! Our connectedness and awareness of peoples …

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Blind

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Jesus said, “If you were blind, you would not be guilty of sin; but now that you claim you can see, your guilt remains.” -John 9:41 It’s counter-intuitive, especially if you look at many Western religious leaders, but the most spiritually dangerous position to be is the position of being convinced you’re right.  In the verse at the top, Jesus …

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Death of the cellphone

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Here’s a prediction: Your cell phone will be obsolete soon.  That’s why I have a broken phone and I’m slow to replace it. (Although I will still probably need to.) The Apple watch plus AirPods will soon be accompanied by Apple Glasses…and that will change everything. Your lenses will become your screen, VR will integrate into your view of the …

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Hilary Hijack: Pit Jumpers

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Pit jumper: friend who will jump into your pit with you and care for you Get in the pit. One of my favorite friends had an affair, meaning she cheated on her husband. While others turned their backs on her–because they didn’t want to be associated with her mess (or whatever their reasons were)–I jumped in that damn pit with …

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Locker room curse

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I don’t know if this a thing for women, but in the men’s locker room, we have something known as the locker room curse.  Four out of five days, I’ll put my stuff in a locker on a wall where no one else is physically present. If there are other guys in an area, I’ll happily move on until I …

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It’s your system

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I take Jack to school most days. It’s just kindergarten, but we live in the era of competitive eduction, so class starts at 8am (and goes until 2pm).  Jack loves his teachers and doesn’t mind going to school, but it’s never easy getting out the door. He’s only been to the office once for a tardy slip, but he and …

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Totems

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In the movie, “Inception,” the mind-divers go so deep into their dreams that they need a “totem” to help them identify the dream state from reality. They use a spinning top. If the top spins and never tips, they’re dreaming.  How do you ground yourself in reality? I’m telling you, if you just simply wake up to the alarm, grab …

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Bring the joy

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Hilary: “I’m feeling funk from you.” Me: “I didn’t even say anything.” Hilary: “Yeah, but I can feel it.”  Great. Now I’m accountable for my vibe. Even when I bite my tongue, if I’m inwardly bitter, she still knows… she still feels it… it impacts everyone in the house.  This is intimacy. The closer you get, the more you know …

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Valentines Day

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I’m not a huge fan of commercialized holidays that are built around economics and obligation. That said,  Why would I miss an opportunity to make Hilary feel special?  Why would I miss an occasion to celebrate the gift of a wife (or significance other)? The commercialized hubbub can be obnoxious. But I can’t cop-out and miss a moment to be …

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Birdbox

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Yes, the Sandra Bullock movie on Netflix. It’s intense, but interesting.  As we watched, I couldn’t help but think about all the well-meaning people I’ve met who put blinders on themselves and their children, teaching them to fear all the “bad” out there in the world.  Sure, there is certainly bad in the world. But when we live in FEAR, …

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